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Animal Farm Quotes Chapter 2

The others said of Squealer that he could turn black into white.

“Comrade,” said Snowball, “those ribbons that you are so devoted to are the badge of slavery. Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than ribbons?”

At the beginning they met with much stupidity and apathy. Some of the animals talked of the duty of loyalty to Mr. Jones, whom they referred to as “Master,” or made elementary remarks such as “Mr. Jones feeds us. If he were gone, we should starve to death.”

1 – when the pigs reveal the rules of Animalism, many of the other animals don’t understand.
“they were met with much stupidity and apathy”
2
the pigs are “generally recognised as being the cleverest”
3 – Squealer
“could turn black into white”
4 – Squealer
“very round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble movements, and a shrill voice”
6 – Moses
“he claimed to know of the existence of a mysterious country called sugarcandy mountain”
7 – Mr Jones
“In the past years, Mr Jones, although a hard master, had been a capable farmer, but of late he had fallen on evil days”
8 – Mr Jones
“without bothering to feed the animals”

Napoleon sent for pots of black and white paint and led the way down to the five-barred gate that gave on to the main road. Then Snowball (for it was Snowball who was best at writing) took a brush between the two knuckles of his trotter, painted out MANOR FARM from the top bar of the gate and in its place painted ANIMAL FARM. This was to be the name of the farm from now onwards.

Animal Farm. Chapter 2.

The pigs had an even harder struggle to counteract the lies put about by Moses, the tame raven. Moses, who was Mr. Jones’s especial pet, was a spy and a tale-bearer, but he was also a clever talker. He claimed to know of the existence of a mysterious country called Sugarcandy Mountain, to which all animals went when they died.

Animal Farm. Chapter 2.

THE SEVEN COMMANDMENTS
1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
7. All animals are equal.